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Our in-house magazine brings you all the latest from Taylor


Latest Issue:

Volume 86 Fall 2016


Cover Story: The Fall 2016 Limited Editions
An irresistible all-koa 12-fret, figured walnut and granadillo paired with cedar, blackwood/mahogany baritones, and a pair of sweet honey sunburst 300s flavor this year’s collection.

The Wood&Steel Interview: John Petrucci
Dream Theater’s prog-metal guitar virtuoso shares insights on his acoustic playing and how his 916ce inspired him on the band’s rock opera The Astonishing.

Taylor Innovation: Robot Reboot
The integration of machine vision technology allows our new robotic ES2 pickup assembly unit to make smarter decisions.

Guitar Spotlight: Tobacco Sunburst 814ce-SB & 914ce-SB
An ultra-limited release of two tone-forward Taylor models reveals our ability to spray a sunburst top without adding to the finish thickness.

Wandersong: Travels with Taylor
Singer-songwriter Tolan Shaw reflects on how traveling abroad has catalyzed his musical creativity and nurtured his soul.

Backstage Pass: Trey Hensley
The next-generation bluegrasser played the Grand Ole Opry when he was 11, scored props from Tony Rice, and now honors the music of the mountains on his Taylor Dreadnoughts.

Artist on the Rise: James TW
The 18-year-old British singer-songwriter has come of age thanks to a voracious appetite — and aptitude — for honing his craft.


What is Wood&Steel?

Wood&Steel began as a desire of Taylor co-founders Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug to create an informative communication channel between the company and the people who buy our guitars. Since its summer 1994 debut, our quarterly “owners newsletter” has evolved from its grassroots beginnings into a robust publication that covers all things Taylor, taking readers inside the Taylor factory for the inside scoop on our latest guitar developments and out into the world to connect with Taylor players, dealers and others who make up the vibrant, extended Taylor community. From stories about sourcing wood to guitar care tips to Q&A’s with Bob, we strive to share our passion for making and playing great guitars and to chronicle yours.

How to Get Wood&Steel

Wood&Steel is direct-mailed (free of charge) only to Taylor owners in the U.S. and Canada (if you are a Taylor owner in either country and are not receiving Wood&Steel, see our Owner Registration page). Free copies also are available at authorized Taylor dealers around the world, and each issue is viewable online. There is no paid subscription service.

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